Christmas/Thanksgiving Cactus

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Christmas/Thanksgiving Cactus

Postby Aud » Nov 03, 2011 12:13 pm

Do you have any buds or blooms yet.

I have some buds but for an encore how about what bloomed last year!! :lol:

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Re: Christmas/Thanksgiving Cactus

Postby Pandora » Jan 03, 2012 8:23 pm

Just saw your pictures, sorry. They are all beautiful. I'm crazy about mine even though bloom time is rather short.
DH bought me a deep red one, but somehow I managed to kill it.
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Re: Christmas/Thanksgiving Cactus

Postby Aud » Jan 07, 2012 3:32 pm

Thank you Pandora, this forum is a little slow.

They seem to like to be a bit dry at certain times and moist at others. I think I finally got a handle on that they like dry after blooming for couple of months then start to water. They seemed to rot if I watered after they bloomed. I give them just a sip of water all winter.
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Re: Christmas/Thanksgiving Cactus

Postby Pandora » Jan 08, 2012 9:46 am

Yep, most of the forums are slow this time of year. That is a great tip about the watering.
I think I do so well with them because I forget about them often and they get to dry out a bit.
But when they bloom they get my attention and I probably tend to water them more. I'll be
more careful now. :)
I hope I find a red star shaped one again and try this new approach.

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